Director, Risk and Assurance Services
Risk and Assurance Services

MacEwan University offers bachelor degrees, applied bachelor degrees, degree-transfer programs, diploma and certificate programs, Preparation for University and College, English as a Second Language, the Alberta College Conservatory of Music, Centre for Professional Nursing Education, customized corporate training, courses and workshops. With a current operating budget of $222 million, MacEwan serves nearly 12,000 full-time and 3,500 part-time students across four campuses. With over 3,400 faculty and staff, MacEwan is a vibrant, innovative institution focused on comprehensive student learning. For more information about MacEwan University, please visit

Reporting to the Vice-President and General Counsel, the Director, Risk and Assurance Services will provide expertise and leadership while developing and overseeing Risk Management, the Office of Emergency Management and Insurance for the university, including required policy, regulations, processes, education, training, monitoring and reporting to ensure the department meets its objectives.

The Director will also provide support and risk advisory services to the Board of Governors and management in all areas of strategic and operational planning, major projects, significant programs, and business operations and opportunities for business improvement. The Director will coordinate with other post-secondary institutions to promote and develop common risk management strategies, standards, policies, methodologies and processes.

The ideal candidate will be inspiring, professional, and flexible to work in a dynamic and changing work environment. Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as influencing and negotiating skills are essential in this role. The ideal candidate will have effective research skills and be able to apply theories in a practical manner to address situations and opportunities.

The successful candidate must have a minimum of a related undergraduate degree or professional certification in finance, audit, risk management or other directly related discipline. A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in management, at least five (5) of which are at a senior level, and a minimum of five (5) years’ directly related experience in the field of risk management and/or audit and/or business process management. Equivalencies will be considered. Experience working in a post-secondary institution is an asset.

This position is included under the Officers Employment Policy.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-Time Continuing
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Closing Date Thursday, February 20, 2014
Competition No. 14.02.013
Apply In Person/By Mail MacEwan University
Human Resources Department
University Services Centre
Rm. 10-600, 10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton AB T5J 4S2

Fax: (780) 497-5430
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